Residents of Avian Park and Riverview in Worcester took to the streets in March, demanding an end to the continuing gang violence, which they say has been terrorising the community for too long.

In Avian Park, Worcester, which has become the main killing field in the four-month gang war, a year-old baby died in a gang-related stone throwing.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said an attempted murder case was being investigated in the woman's shooting and a murder case was being investigated in the baby's killing.

However, a spokesperson for a community-based crime monitoring group in Boland towns said that there were conflicting reports about the injuries the baby sustained and that the baby may not have died as reported in the media